Cusseta road interchange


GDOT Project #: 0011434
Type: Reconstruction/Rehabilitation
Project Length: 1.8 miles
Affected Counties: Muscogee
Condemning Authority: GDOT
Estimated Affected Parcels: 106
Estimated Cost: $58,092,653
Right-of-Way Funds: $23,367,275 

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With the Cusseta Road Interchange, GDOT plans to modify the connection between Old Cusseta Road and I-185. This requires Farr Road to be realigned, which will affect property owners who aren’t even on Cusseta Road.

The current two-lane road would be widened to add a two-way left-turn lane in the center. Curbs and gutters would be added to both sides, and a sidewalk would be added on the north side with a multi-use path on the south side. The footprint of the roadway, therefore, will significantly widen, as will the bridge. Property owners should be aware of the effect this may have on the value of their land.

Additionally, two roundabouts will be constructed, which could mean even more land taken than for a traditional intersection. One would replace the intersection of Cusseta Road and Old Cusseta Road, and the other would be at the ramp connections to northbound I-185. 

Business and homeowner concerns

Whenever GDOT adds access to an interstate, traffic load and noise will increase. Adding ramps and roundabouts, in addition to widening Cusseta Road and relocating Farr road will result in more than 100 parcels being affected, if project plans do not change.

In addition, commercial properties with road frontage may see their properties and values reduced. Residential owners must deal with the effects of additional traffic loads and noise as well as the possible reduction of their properties.

Finally, GDOT notes that drainage will be added, meaning some property owners could find themselves subject to temporary and/or permanent easements. Plus, construction may temporarily damage owners’ properties and rights, resulting in inverse condemnation.

What to do if your property is affected

Whether you own a business or commercial property, or your home is in the path of the Cusseta Road Interchange, you have rights. The condemning authority has the right to take your land, but you have the right to fair compensation. The initial offer is just the beginning – as long as you do not accept it. You can fight for more. Call 1-888-391-1339 or contact us as soon as possible for a complimentary case evaluation.

We do not take an attorney’s fee unless we increase the government’s offer, and our fee only comes from the increased amount – our no fee guarantee.2 The initial offer is entirely yours regardless of what you do next or what we may be able to obtain. Further, we front the costs of fighting your case and if we’re unable to increase the government’s offer to you, you don’t pay them. We do. That is how confident we are that we can assist you.

Project maps

Cusseta Road Interchange Map

Estimated project schedule

Right of Way Acquisition – 2022

Start Construction – 2023

End Construction – 2024

Affected parcels

An estimated 106 parcels of property will be affected by the Cusseta Road Interchange project in Muscogee County. Nearly 40 will suffer a major impact. For homeowners and commercial property owners in the path of the project, it is critical to understand that the government’s initial offer is just that – initial. We do not recommend you accept the initial offer.

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